As National Nanny Recognition Week approaches, we’re given a golden opportunity to celebrate the everyday heroes who bring boundless joy, nurturing care, and unwavering support into our lives. This cherished occasion spotlights the immeasurable impact that nannies have on the lives of the children they nurture and the families they uplift.

During this NNRW, seize the opportunity to express your deep appreciation for your nanny’s unwavering dedication—let your gratitude shine brightly!

Here are ten delightful ideas that will help you shower your nanny with the appreciation and recognition they truly deserve:

  1. A Sweet Cash Surprise

Who wouldn’t appreciate a little extra financial warmth? Presenting a monetary bonus is a tangible way to acknowledge the dedication your nanny invests in every aspect of their role.

  1. Curated Gift Basket Bliss

Assemble a personalized gift basket brimming with delights tailored to your nanny’s tastes. Think of their favorite treats, a ticket to that movie they’ve been excited about, or a gift card to their preferred spot. A bouquet of flowers or cheerful balloons adds that extra touch of thoughtfulness.

  1. A Day of Paid Relaxation

Long hours call for precious time to unwind. Gift your nanny with a surprise paid day off, allowing them to attend to personal matters or simply recharge their spirits. Watch as their refreshed energy enhances their incredible care!

  1. Little Artists, Big Love

Involve your children in a creative venture to craft a heartfelt token of appreciation. A handmade gift made with the innocence of little hands is bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

  1. The Ultimate Pampering Session

Schedule a day at the spa, salon, or wellness retreat, ensuring your nanny enjoys a pampering experience they truly deserve. A day dedicated to self-care is a gift beyond measure.

  1. Shared Moments Over a Meal

Indulge your nanny’s taste buds with a delightful dining experience. Treat them to a restaurant outing or prepare a special meal at home. The joy of good food and quality time together is unbeatable.

  1. Elevate Their Professional Journey

Invest in their growth by offering childcare courses, nanny training programs, or tickets to industry conferences. This gesture demonstrates your commitment to their continuous development.

  1. Embrace the Nanny Community

Enroll your nanny in a professional membership like the International Nanny Association. This gift provides access to a supportive network, enriching resources, and opportunities to connect with fellow dedicated nannies.

  1. Delight with a Nanny Merch

Give the gift of nanny merchandise—whether it’s a t-shirt, a mug, or a tote bag—so they can showcase their extraordinary nanny identity with pride. Check out our collections!

  1. Lights, Camera, Appreciation!

Capture the power of heartfelt words with a “thank you” video. Gather your family to record a touching message that mirrors your gratitude. Involve the kids in the creation—perhaps they can sing a heartwarming song!


The essence of your gesture lies in the genuine appreciation you express. While National Nanny Recognition Week might last only a week, extending gratitude to your nanny is a year-round endeavor.

Their dedication is an integral part of your family’s journey, and recognizing their contributions is a beautiful way to strengthen that special bond!